Royals! Duchess Meghan Doesn’t Trust Her Father, Fears He’ll Leak Any Conversation Between Them
According to a source close to the Duchess of Sussex, her relationship with father, Thomas Markle might be unrepairable.
“Meghan is so upset over Thomas. She’s upset for a couple of reasons. She doesn’t even know how to communicate with her dad without knowing he won’t exploit her,” the source explains. “She lives in fear that he’ll leak their communication. If he’s spoken this much already, why wouldn’t he leak their conversation?”
In addition, the source adds that Meghan “cares about her dad,” but simply cannot trust him.
“She would like to speak to him, but there is no trust there anymore,” the source reveals. “And it doesn’t seem like it could ever be rebuilt. The damage is done.”
74 year-old Thomas Markle first made headlines ahead of his daughter’s May 19 wedding to Prince Harry when he was caught staging pictures of himself with the paparazzi.
Following the backlash, the former TV lighting director claimed he could no longer attend the nuptials — and walk Meghan down the aisle — because he had to undergo heart surgery.
Two months after missing the wedding, Thomas began to speak poorly about the royal family to press.
The source who spoke to Us Magazine concerning his recent claims that his daughter is “under too much pressure” and looks “terrified” in photos from royal engagements.
“First, he faked this weird heart attack, which he hasn’t admitted was fake, and now he’s doing all these interviews. She has no other choice but to ignore him.”
Kensington Palace has yet to comment on Thomas’ remarks since before Meghan and Harry’s wedding. At the time, the palace simply asked for “understanding” and “respect” for her dad.
Samantha Markle, Meghan’s half-sister has also spoken out against Meghan on multiple occasions. In a recent tweet, she tweeted that if their father dies, it’s her half-sister’s fault. According to the source, however, Samantha “isn’t really a concern” to Meghan.
“She hasn’t seen or really spoken to Samantha since she was like 10,” the source tells Us. “They were never close.”
However, Meghan’s mother seems to be the shining light in all of these. Doria Ragland, attended her daughter’s wedding and met Queen Elizabeth II during her trip to London.
“Her mom has been incredible. She’s encouraging Meghan to ignore any negative press and focus on her new life,” the source tells Us. “Doria is amazing. She’s a total bedrock and always takes the high road. She’s a very elegant woman and Meghan really turns to her for everything.”